After writing my list of goals, I decided that my top goal was to spend time with God each day. I always TRY to do that, but I usually end up only getting to it 3-4 days/week.
One of the most helpful parts of this course for me was the pain points section. Writing out some possible pain points and how I would deal with them was empowering. Seeing that no matter what may get in my way, I could still do this, was great. Already having a plan in place when those pain points come, as they inevitably will, prepares me for success.
Here's my plan so far:
TOP GOAL: TIME WITH GOD EACH DAY WHAT * Spending at least 10 minutes in prayer * Spending at least 10 minutes doing Bible study * Making notes in my faith planner to help me remember what I've learned
WHEN * After breakfast (for now, while my daughter is out of school due to COVID-19) when my daughter has free time scheduled
HOW TO MAKE IT EASIER * Cue/Trigger: When I finish breakfast * Environment: Keeping reading room chair clean and set up for quiet time * Environment: Light candle/aromatherapy (keep lighter & essential oils nearby) * Reward: Use a tracker app that counts days
I downloaded the app Done (which I really appreciate the design style of!) and have set up a daily task and notifications for spending time with God. I have only used it a couple days so far, but it's working well!